NAD NewsPoints - February 2, 2023


On Jan. 17, approximately 100 people from diverse faith traditions gathered for the fourth annual breakfast. The event, held again in person for the second year in a row, recognized Jan. 16 as National Religious Freedom Day in the U.S., and included prayer for the blessing of the meal served, elected officials, the community, the nation, global health and healing, for peace, religious freedom, and for unity of spirit.  MORE


After more than a year of work and the commitment of numerous media centers, media entities, and professionals in several communication fields from around the world, Hope Media Europe, with the Trans-European Division (TED) and InterEuropean Division (EUD), will officially launch the multimedia HAPPINESS project on Feb. 3. The fifth multimedia offering of its kind stemming from GAiN Europe, Happiness is a “cross-media” project consisting of written content and audio-visual materials for TV, streaming, reading, and social media. MORE


On Jan. 7, Rose Marie Otis, first General Conference Women’s Ministries director, and first woman to serve as a North American Division vice president, passed to her rest. Widely known as a public speaker and author, she was living in Frederick, Maryland, at the time of her death. Otis was 82. MORE


The North Star serves a fixed compass in the night sky, guiding the pathway to the dawning of a new day. The history of African American Seventh-day Adventists is filled with numerous “north stars” who have contributed to the betterment of society for all people. Fortunately, this growing list continues into the twenty-first century. MORE


On January 9 and 10, the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (NAD) held its first counternarrative writing conference. The unique conference took place during the NAD’s Adventist Ministries Convention. Held at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro, N.C., it championed sharing narratives from the perspective of historically marginalized groups, i.e., counternarratives. MORE


Dr. Paulino Santos, chair of the Department of Kinesiology at Southwestern Adventist University, threw a party at the end of his Adaptive Physical Activity class for his students and their participants. Young participants with disabilities from the surrounding churches and the community came to celebrate their accomplishments with their student therapists at the end of an eight-week lab in Santos’s Adaptive Physical Activity class. MORE



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Seventh-day Adventist College Produces Play On Early Anabaptists (Calif.)

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AdventHealth Redmond Names New President and CEO (Ga.)

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